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Tuesday, July 01, 2003


thank you from Howard Dean

posted by Aziz P. at Tuesday, July 01, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Thank you! We've raised an amazing amount of money this quarter and it would not have happened without you. I know many of you contributed to a political campaign for the first time, others of you opened your wallets more than once, and most of you asked your friends and family to support the campaign. I deeply appreciate your hard work and support. We've still got a long way to go, but with your continued enthusiasm we'll make it to the White House and who knows, perhaps in 2005 we'll be seeing a White House blog!

You're the best. If we keep moving like this we WILL take our country back!

Posted by Howard Dean at 11:43 PM


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Nation-Building was founded by Aziz Poonawalla in August 2002 under the name Dean Nation. Dean Nation was the very first weblog devoted to a presidential candidate, Howard Dean, and became the vanguard of the Dean netroot phenomenon, raising over $40,000 for the Dean campaign, pioneering the use of Meetup, and enjoying the attention of the campaign itself, with Joe Trippi a regular reader (and sometime commentor). Howard Dean himself even left a comment once. Dean Nation was a group weblog effort and counts among its alumni many of the progressive blogsphere's leading talent including Jerome Armstrong, Matthew Yglesias, and Ezra Klein. After the election in 2004, the blog refocused onto the theme of "purple politics", formally changing its name to Nation-Building in June 2006. The primary focus of the blog is on articulating purple-state policy at home and pragmatic liberal interventionism abroad.